Born in Aveiro in 1962. Doctorate in Contemporary Art, he is a professor at the College of Arts and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra where he coordinates the Master in Curatorial Studies. Since 1990, he has dedicated himself to curating contemporary art, as well as to essays on art. He was the General Commissioner of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2010, Director of the Centro Cultural de Belém Exhibition Center and consultant of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He was founder and director of Pangloss magazine. He was the Commissioner of the Portuguese Representation at the 48th Venice Biennale and co-Commissioner of the Portuguese Representation at the 2010 Venice Biennale of Architecture. In the field of publications, the following stand out: Julião Sarmento, Catalog Raisonée, Edições Numeradas, Vol. MEIAC, 2007), Luxury Bound (Electa, Milan, and Assírio & Alvim, Lisbon, 1999), Jorge Molder (Caminho, Lisboa, 2005), Helena Almeida, Feet on the Floor, Head in the Sky (Bial, 2004), Painting Redux (Serralves / Público Foundation, 2006), Open the Box (Caixa Geral de Depósitos, 2009) and A Visão em Apneia (Babel, Lisbon, 2011). He collaborates regularly as an essayist for publications on art and architecture.